Student Rights (FERPA)

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The intent of the Act is to protect the rights of students and to insure the privacy and accuracy of education records. The Act applies to all institutions that are recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education.

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Annual Notification of Student Rights
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Students attending, or who have attended, the University of Virginia are given certain rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
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FERPA FAQ's
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Federal law protects the rights of students and ensures the privacy and accuracy of their education records.
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Institutional Policy on FERPA and Student Records Privacy
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Federal law governs access to student education records.
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Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO)
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The Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO) leads Department efforts to protect student privacy.